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CK Das NEC member

Former bureaucrat Chandra Kanta Das will take over as the member of the North East Council. The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed the appointment on Wednesday as the non governmental member of the region’s top policy implementation body. After his retirement, Das joined BJP where he was appointed as Barpeta district vice president of the party least year.

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Assam Assembly to debate land deal with B’desh

17 Oct 2011 - 1:08am | editor

The Assam Assembly holds the special session on Monday to discuss the recent land deal with Bangaldesh. The House proceedings are set to begin at nine in the morning. The ruling Congress and BPF are gearing up to defend the Tarun Gogoi government which struck the land deal despite a storm of protest. The Opposition AGP, BJP, AIUDF are set to stand united against the government citing the land deal.

Meanwhile, Dispurs turns into a security fortress where police bring huge barricades at the Last Gate to ensure normalcy on Monday. The opposition parties held talks to finalized the strategies on the floor. Notably, various political parties criticized the government after the country inked pact with Bangladesh where Assam lost a huge acres of land to Bangaldesh.

Farmer killed in NC hills

7 Jul 2009 - 11:06am | editor

In the continuing orgy of ethnic violence, unidentified armed miscreants shot dead a farmer and injured his minor son in N.C. Hills district on Tuesday. According to information, the incident took place in the morning when unidentified gunmen fired on a group of farmers at Daotuhaja near Maibong killing the farmer and injuring his seven-year-old son. The incident took pace ten hours after a Dimasa woman and her child were killed by suspected Zeme-Naga miscreants in Natunwari village, during the day-long bandh called by several organisations to protest the clashes between the two tribes.

Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists

31 Oct 2011 - 3:02am | Koushik Hazarika

Kaziranga National Park (KNP) reopened for tourists by Assam Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain on Saturday at a function held at Mihimukh inside the park.Elephant and jeep safaris for tourists in the Kohora, Bagori, Agoratoli and Burhapahar ranges also opened for tourists.In the occasion Mr. Hussain said "This year we are expecting more number of turist from from the country and abroad".He also hope that the KNP would evolve into a major tourist attraction in the Northeast and that no tourist visiting the region as a whole would leave it without having a KNP taste.He also announced the dues clear of hundreds of casual KNP forest guards who have been without salaries for the past seven months within seven days.